** IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative “MUTANIMALS” (( 2016 )) – UPDATE **

** HEY GUYS, QUICK UPDATE ON TOKKA’S Hero Initiative TMNT 100 Project cover !! **

LESS THAN 15 HOURS TO BID ON THIS 1 of a KIND COVER for one of the most worthy causes in COMICS !!  !! ☻

IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative A - "HERMAN & Mondo Gecko; Peace & War" by tOkKa (( 2016 ))IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative A – “HERMAN & Mondo Gecko; Peace & War” by tOkKa (( 2016 ))

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HI TMNT100 RODOLFO MIGLIARI

***CHECK OUT THE FULL ROSTER OF OTHER TMNT 100 covers, Hero Initiative benefit prints, other covers and items here !! !!  ***

IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative B - "OLD HOB'S Back" by tOkKa (( 2016 ))IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative B – “OLD HOB’S Back” by tOkKa (( 2016 ))

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IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative – “Mutanimals” by tOkKa (( 2016 ))

IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative A - "HERMAN & Mondo Gecko; Peace & War" by tOkKa (( 2016 ))** GGM on Facebook, Public & Free **

IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative A – “HERMAN & Mondo Gecko; Peace & War” by tOkKa (( 2016 ))

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–>> Gonna go ahead and drop this during your TMNT II: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE 25th anniversary week – – featuring the Tokka that started it all for your ol’ Snapper pal here ;” THE MOST ‘HATED’ Turtle ARTIST IN COMICS “  !!

 

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** The Hero Initiative **

***Visit Rich’s TMNT-NinjaTurtles site for more information in regards to these special H.I. incentive variant covers.***

IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative B - "OLD HOB'S Back" by tOkKa (( 2016 ))IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative B – “OLD HOB’S Back” by tOkKa (( 2016 ))

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#ICYMI & RELATED NOTES ::

In regards to the anticipated, TOM WALTZ writing lead – MAY 24,2016 release ** Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan ..

  • GAMEINFORMER :: EXTENDED GAMEPLAY

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March, 2016
09TMNT Color Classics, Vol. 3 #15; Batman/TMNT #4; TMNT Amazing Adventures #8; TMNT Adventures, Vol. 11 TPB
16Batman/TMNT #3 2nd printing; TMNT: The IDW Collection, Vol. 2 HC
23TMNT #56
30TMNT Deviations One-Shot; Batman/TMNT #1 3rd printing; Batman/TMNT #2 3rd printing

April, 2016
06Tales of the TMNT, Vol. 8 TPB; TMNT, Vol. 01: Shell Unleashed TPB; TMNT New Animated Adventures Omnibus, Vol. 01 TPB
13Batman/TMNT #5; TMNT Amazing Adventures #9
20TMNT #57; TMNT #55 2nd printing; TMNT #56 2nd printing

May, 2016
04TMNT Amazing Adventures #10; TMNT: Allies & Enemies TPB
11Batman/TMNT #6; TMNT Amazing Adventures: Carmelo Anthony Special; TMNT: Enemies Old, Enemies New 2016 TPB
18TMNT #58; TMNT, Vol. 14: Order From Chaos TPB

June, 2016
01TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #1
08TMNT Amazing Adventures #11; TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #2; TMNT Color Classics: The Works, Vol. 5 HC
15TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #3; TMNT Villains Collection HC
22TMNT #59; TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #4
29TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #5

August, 2016
17Batman/TMNT HC
24TMNT Shadows of the Past Game

 

**..hey, know what – -the WIZ KIDZ F.B. Page is also public and free. Find out the latest developments on the Turtles Hero Clix and DICE MASTERS games and figures !! !!**

*** Also check the official HERO CLIX site for more specs on upcoming game pieces of all sorts of incarnations of your fave Turtle heroes and enemies !! !!

 

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LEE’S TOY REVIEW #xx :: pg.x TOY FAIR ’98 – PLAYMATES’S ‘ZORRO’ & NT: THE NEXT MUTATION. Turtleflage & SHADOW NINJAS (( xx 1998 ))

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–>> .. included on this random page are Varner Studio’s ZORRO and NEXT MUTATION offerings for 1998.

I don’t believe this proposed second ZORRO wave was ever produced. The infamous wave that included fan-fave LADY RAWHIDE.

You may or may not recall : The NEXT MUTATION “Turtleflage” assortment would make to retail for the most part. The basic Turtleflage teens made it to store pegs, tho i never saw the basic CAMO TMNTs myself locally. However, 3 of the four main villains from that wave ( Simon Bonesteel, the Eastman designed Silver the Gorilla, and Vam Mi ) were readily available with the Wave 1 assortment at a local Walmart, i snagged them quickly and the three are now the hi-lights of my collection of figures and dust. Infamously, Dr.Quease – Dragon Lord’s mad scientist, the fourth villain in the wave would not see release.

All this was happening as the Next Mutation’s first and only season was going into hiatus. The remaining months leading to K•B closing out the line of toys seemingly exclusively with the Deluxe TURTLEFLAGE Dragon Lord and Teens, the basic Next Mutation figs, and the popular classic TMNT reissues showing up in the big grated discount bins in front of K•B’s old mall stores.

Important note on this page:: You get a fleeting shot of Dr.Quease here with the basic Camo Teens and bad guys with a faint peek as to what his weapon would have looked like. We also have painted prototypes on the display stands that the young lady is holding at the Playmates booth, the SHADOW NINJAS!! These most impressive figures would into hiding, never to be released. They were due possibly upon the arrival of a hypothetical second season of NEXT MUTATION. That was not meant to be so Varner’s incredible, heavily martial arts themed Teens went back to California and into the Varner vaults seemingly forever. With the exception of Raph, we are given a blurry view of Venus and the rest of the team. I recall publication of more images of the Shadow Ninjas elsewhere ( maybe an older Playmates Catalog ) but that may be just wishful thinking in this ol’ Snapper’s untrustworthy brain. This page was, for me – the only verification that these toys existed. 16 years later at SDCC 2014, at the VARNER STUDIOS booth – the unpainted prototypes from Steve and his team themselves had put the Shadow Ninjas out on display for the public to see in time for the Teens 30th birthday.

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  A pretty good shot and rare image of the unproduced – painted “SHADOW NINJA” Raphael proto.

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 I brought these images up to hi-rez best i could, but it didn’t do much good. Well a little bit. Whatever- you get a better grasp at the color scheme of the Teens in their awesome SHADOW NINJA martial arts gear. Varner Studios can make ANY Turtle look really cool.

LEE'S TOY REVIEW #xx ::  pg.x TOY FAIR '98 - PLAYMATES'S 'ZORRO' & NT: THE NEXT MUTATION. Turtleflage & SHADOW NINJAS / Unreleased 'SHADOW NINJA TMNTS' (( xx 1998 ))

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LEE'S TOY REVIEW #xx ::  pg.x TOY FAIR '98 - PLAYMATES'S 'ZORRO' & NT: THE NEXT MUTATION. Turtleflage & SHADOW NINJAS / 'TURTLEFLAGE' asst. (( xx 1998 ))

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 Again i attempted to enlarge a portion of the photos in the article. Dr.Quease looks like he may be holding some kind of pincher-like projectile launcher or something. His scalpel-like arm weapon appears to have been a clip-on as it appears on the opposite arm of the prototype pictured from the back of the TURTLEFLAGE packages. The blood-splatter design on his jacket appears a little different than on the package image as well. But it is hard to tell as the article image is a bit blurry even when enlarged.

Still you get some good ideas as what could have been if he was released to retail.

LEE'S TOY REVIEW #xx ::  pg.x TOY FAIR '98 - PLAYMATES'S 'ZORRO' & NT: THE NEXT MUTATION. Turtleflage & SHADOW NINJAS / Unreleased 'Dr.Quease' weapons peek  (( xx 1998 ))

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LEE'S TOY REVIEW #xx ::  pg.x TOY FAIR '98 - PLAYMATES'S 'ZORRO' & NT: THE NEXT MUTATION. Turtleflage & SHADOW NINJAS / 'TURTLEFLAGE' Don & Leo's Camo Blitz Bike  (( xx 1998 ))

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Finally in the breakdown of the page, here’s a small shot of the cool TURTLEFLAGE LEO and his CAMO BLITZ CYCLE, a really neat bike. I beleive that toy is actually rather sought after nowadays along with the DLX Donatello vehicle from the same series. A good shot of the creepy-cool basic TURTLEFLAGE DON appears too – the article mentions his camo mask lookin’ like it’s from SILENCE OF THE LAMBS .. EEEEEeessh !!

Well just call me Clarice O’Neil .. :{

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RELATED NOTES ::

 

February, 2015
02TMNT Annual 2012 Deluxe Limited Edition HC
25TMNT New Animated Adventures #20; TMNT: Mutanimals #1; TMNT #43

March, 2015
04TMNT New Animated Adventures #21; TMNT: The IDW Collection, Vol. 1 HC
11TMNT Color Classics, Vol. 3 #3
18TMNT: Mutanimals #2
25TMNT #44

April, 2015
08TMNT New Animated Adventures #22
15TMNT #45; TMNT Color Classics, Vol. 3 #4; TMNT Classics, Vol. 10 TPB
22TMNT: Mutanimals #3; TMNT/Ghostbusters TPB

May, 2015
02 – FCBD 2015TMNT Prelude to Vengeance – FCBD 2015

06TMNT Color Classics, Vol. 3 #5; TMNT New Animated Adventures, Vol. 5 TPB
13TMNT New Animated Adventures #23
20TMNT #46; TMNT/Ghostbusters Director’s Cut
27TMNT: Mutanimals #4

TBD
??Secret History of the Foot Clan, Deluxe Workprint Edition HC

Steve Lavigne

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McDonald’s Happy Meal :: “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES & Sweethearts” box (( 2015 ))

McDonald's Happy Meal :: "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES & Sweethearts" / In-store display i (( 2015 ))

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McDonald's Happy Meal :: "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES & Sweethearts" / In-store display ii (( 2015 ))

Famous Pixel Dan’s review !!

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McDonald's Happy Meal :: "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES & Sweethearts" / In-store display iv (( 2015 ))

McDonald's Happy Meal :: "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES & Sweethearts" / In-store display v (( 2015 ))

McDonald's Happy Meal :: "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES & Sweethearts" / In-store display vi (( 2015 ))

McDonald's Happy Meal :: "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES & Sweethearts" / In-store display vii (( 2015 ))

BONUS; 2014’s FURBY BOOM!/ Nick Turtles Happy Meal box ::

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McDonald's Happy Meal :: "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Skate Park & FURBY BOOM!" box ii (( 2014 ))

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tOkKustom :: 'Raph's SNOWBOARD' ornament i (( 2013 ))

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Related notes::

Toy Fair ’15 is here !! High-end collectables are already in the mix and news. If it fits your muse & budget .. there are some beautiful and cool offerings to cram into your swanky, sewer-hipster abode.

North America’s NYC TOY FAIR slams this weekend, we’ll round-up the most imperative of the TMNT related bits n’ bites of the exciting Turtle tid-bits that are destined to decimate your TURTLE TEEN TOY BUDGET in the next few days. Gee after 31 years have durn near put this ol’ Snapper in the Poor Sewer.    Er.. yeah.

But hey, we’ll also we’ll have some “Ghosts” of TMNT Toy Fair’s past !! So watch this space, Tokksters n’ Shellheads !!

 

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